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How to Build a Healthier Burger

We are going to build a healthier burger: for this we are going to grill a barbecue bacon cheese burger. We have a few tweaks to make this hamburger slightly better for you, so if you’re looking for some sort of tofu burger wrapped in kale you will need to look elsewhere. We are simply attempting to cut calories and fat while keeping the delicious cheeseburger flavor.

The backbone of any burger is the ground meat so that is where we will begin. For this example we are using ground chuck in an 8 ounce serving it has 520 calories. So instead of replacing it completely we will be cutting it 50/50 with ground turkey. This will still give us a great burger taste while cutting around 100 calories and 10 grams of fat. This change is the biggest and I hardly notice the difference, you can start with a 30/70 mix to see how you like it and work your way up. This is the entire foundation of our healthier burger.

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Best Cut of Steak to Grill

What is the best cut of steak to grill? The answer to this is highly subjective. This is our ranking of our top 5 favorite steaks to grill, so they may not be the same as yours  it is just our personal preference. To determine the best type of steak the main factor we consider is flavor, we also took into account the cost and ease of grilling and preparation for each cut of beef.

#5) The Strip Steak aka NY Strip

The strip steak is one of the leaner cuts so it is difficult to find a well marbled piece. If well marbled and cooked properly they can be as juicy and tender as a filet. Since they have a low-fat content they are difficult to get it grilled right every time. That and the fact that it is second in price per pound to the filet lands it at number 5 on our list.

#4) Sirloin Steak

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Best Ground Beef for Hamburgers

Long gone are the days when your local supermarket only offered ground chuck and ground beef as your only options for hamburger meat. Faced with so many choices you need to ask: What is the best ground beef for hamburger patties? We attempt to break that down for you here.

When looking for ground beef the first thing you must consider is the fat content. Anything less than 15% will give you a dry burger. If you must use a lower fat content you should add some moisture to it. In fact McCormicks has a line of products named Mix-ins for just such a purpose or you could just add a little steak sauce or stuff it with cheese to get the job done.

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